CNN Poll of Polls: Obama's approval rating on the rise

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  1. http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.co...-of-polls-obamas-approval-rating-on-the-rise/

    CNN Poll of Polls: Obama's approval rating on the rise?
    By: CNN's Rebecca Stewart

    October 29th, 2010
    02:03 PM ET

    Washington (CNN) –Forty-eight percent of Americans approve of how President Barack Obama is handling his job as president, while 45 percent disapprove of his job performance, according to a CNN Poll of Polls compiled and released on Friday. This Poll of Polls suggests that for the first time this election season, more Americans approve of how Obama is managing his duties in the White House.

    This newest edition of the CNN Poll of Polls is an average of four national polls conducted from mid-to-late October: Gallup tracking (10/25-27), Newsweek (10/20-21), CBS/New York Times (10/22-26), and McClatchy-Marist (10/22-25). A new Bloomberg survey did not release a presidential approval rating. The Poll of Polls does not have a sampling error.

    The presidential approval question asks respondents if they approve of how the president is handling his job. It is an indicator of Americans' opinion of Obama's job performance and reflects what voters may be considering as they make decisions on Election Day.

    Two polls in this Poll of Polls indicate that more Americans approve of Obama's job performance, while two polls suggest that more Americans disapprove of how he is handling his duties. Newsweek and McClatchy-Marist polls reflect that more Americans approve of Obama's job performance than disapprove, compared with a CBS/New York Times survey and the most recent Gallup daily tracking poll, which both indicate that more Americans disapprove of how Obama is handling his White House duties than approve.
    The Newsweek poll reports that 54 percent of Americans approve of Obama's job performance while 40 percent disapprove. According to a CBS/New York Times survey, 45 percent approve and 47 percent disapprove of how Obama is handling his job. McClatchy-Marist poll states that 48 percent of Americans approve of the president's performance while 43 percent disapprove, compared with the most recent Gallup daily tracking poll, which indicates that 44 percent of Americans approve and 49 percent disapprove.

    The president has been actively campaigning for Democratic candidates running in the midterm elections, but Obama has not been universally embraced by Democratic candidates, some of whom are trying to distance themselves from his agenda, especially regarding the economy. Whether this positive approval rating translates into Democratic wins will be determined in four days, on Election Day.
    For more information and links to each of the polls included in the newest CNN Poll of Polls, visit the CNN Polling Center.
     
  2. 377OHMS

    377OHMS

    Yes, his rating is just above Mussolini's before they hung him from a gas station sign.
     
  3. Its also above Mitt Romney's,Sarah Palins,Newt Gingrich's ,John Boehner's ,Mitch McConnell's and the Republican Congress
     
  4. Lucrum

    Lucrum

    So in other words, it's pretty damn low.
     
  5. Bush Jr's 25 % is what I would consider low

    Reagans 35 % in his 2nd year was pretty low as well
     
  6. What Republican Congress? The Democrats have controlled Congress since 2006.

     
  7. Lucrum

    Lucrum

    Ah come on, you're just going to trip him up with the facts.

    And he was on a role too.

    :)
     

  8. http://www.gallup.com/poll/142898/job-approval-ratings-low-parties-congress.aspx



    September 8, 2010

    Job Approval Ratings Low for Both Parties in Congress

    Only about one in three approve of job Republicans, Democrats in Congress are doing

    by Jeffrey M. Jones
    PRINCETON, NJ -- Americans' frustration with Congress is directed at both sides of the aisle -- with job approval ratings of 33% for the Democrats in Congress and 32% for the Republicans in Congress.